IP due diligence is, essentially, an audit to assess the quantity and the quality of IP assets owned by, or licensed to, a company or individual. It is typically carried out by the prospective purchaser of the target company. It can also be of use to a seller who wants to assess the value of their IP to develop the best strategy for a future transaction, such as a business sale or licensing deal. In addition, this service can also be helpful for any owner of industrial property rights who wishes to audit their assets, regardless of the purchase/sale situation.
Due diligence is a service that can help organize and increase the potential of a business. Thus, IP due diligence is part of the portfolio audit process carried by sellers or purchasers, helping companies to increase management efficiency in this area. It provides the following advantages:
It helps in the identification of formal or substantive problems with IP rights.
It allows for timely correction of any deviations, before the implementation of a deal between companies.
It prevents the deal from being null and void or devalued buy the purchaser due to unidentified problems.
IP assessment is something that you can leave safely in our hands. Once the process begins, our team of specialists will plan a roadmap of your IP, which will include the information needed to identify:
All of your IP assets
The identity of the inventor or rights holder
The scope of protection of every right
The actual IP value in the market in question
This document, in addition to being an excellent strategic tool, will be highly useful in the IP negotiation - something that Inventa has extensive experience and competence in. If you want to learn more about due diligence, please contact our services directly.
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